By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Chalcogens have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Suzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Oxygen conversion process between O? and H?O by means of electrochemistry or photochemistry has lately received a great deal of attention. Cobalt-phosphate (Co-Pi) catalyst is a new type of cost-effective artificial oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) with amorphous features during photosynthesis."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, "However, can such Co-Pi OEC also act as oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyst in electrochemical processes? The question remains unanswered. Here for the first time we demonstrate that Co-Pi OEC does be rather active for the ORR. Particularly, Co-Pi OEC anchoring on reduced graphite oxide (rGO) nanosheet is shown to possess dramatically improved electrocatalytic activities. Differing from the generally accepted role of rGO as an 'electron reservoir', we suggest that rGO serves as 'peroxide cleaner' in enhancing the electrocatalytic behaviors."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present study may bridge the gap between photochemistry and electrochemistry towards oxygen conversion."
For more information on this research see: In-situ formation of cobalt-phosphate oxygen-evolving complex-anchored reduced graphene oxide nanosheets for oxygen reduction reaction. Scientific Reports, 2013;3():2263. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Scientific Reports - www.nature.com/srep/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z.G. Zhao, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Ruoshui Road 398, Suzhou 215123, People's Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include J. Zhang, Y. Yuan, H. Lv, Y. Tian, D. Wu and Q.W Li (see also Chalcogens).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Suzhou, Anions, Cobalt, Chemicals, Chalcogens, Nanosheets, Phosphates, Nanotechnology, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Phosphoric Acids, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China.
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